Saturday, June 25, 2011

As Expected ... She Cried !

Yup ... we managed to pull off the surprise as planned!

Diane had no idea (until she got to there) that it was a bigger event than she thought!

She was totally shocked to find a whole bunch at the table ... when she thought that only three of them were having dinner ... yes!  Gotta love when a surprise is a surprise!

I had the dubious honour of presenting her with the card and her "Honeymoon Cash" gift (over $350.00) and ... ya ... she was swept up with emotions ... and cried ... joyful tears!

All of the planning and scheming was worth it ... we had a really fun night ... and now she can let it all sink in as she has a week off for holidays.

Her next holiday booked off is for the wedding ... but she has promised to take all of us with her in her suitcase (via the card) ... to Jamaica!  Sweet!

Friday, June 17, 2011

While The Cat's Away . . .

So we busy little beavers have been scurrying about in secret to organize a surprise for Diane who thinks this event is something else ...and as she booked a few days off to visit her neice in Ottawa ... we can get  going in earnst & not fear getting caught!

The card is smaller than the one I had done for Jenny ... as I wanted to make sure it'd fit in her suitcase!  Yup ... we're all going to Jamaica ... at least our hearts will be!
Here's a shot of the envelope ... hearts & flowers & bubbly!

and the poem that's computer-scripted inside

and here's all of our hearts ... some messages added & more to come.

The card front is a compilation of pics cut from gift bags ...with scallop-edge scissors that cost a whole $1.00 ... which I also used to cut the inside hearts with!

Also found & used Gliiter Glue pens to add just a wee bit of sparkle ... hearts on the card & trim on the envelope ... even bubbles over the champagne glasses on the envelope!

Yup ... it was cheap fun ... but turned out way cool!
I'm expecting there will be tears of joy when we present this and donations
to her "Honey Moon Fund" at the dinner we're planning next Friday eve!

Will tell more about that after the event!

Hugs ... Marie

Saturday, June 4, 2011

So , Here's The Latest Episode on my Roller Coaster!

Of all rides at any Amusement Park ... my least favourite has always been the Roller Coaster.

But life ... anyone's life ... is typically that ... a big freakin' Roller Coaster ride!

I guess it really has been a couple of weeks since I posted anything ... and where the heck did May go???   Okay so now we're into June ... and it was weird how all of a sudden it now seems to be ... summer!

The rain seemed to disappear ... and warmth & sun seemed to magically appear ... until today ... when thunder storms were prevalent.   That weather band seems to have moved through ... and back to clearing skies. YAY!

I did manage to scan in the pics of the Twin Frames ... but damned if the box upstairs didn't crash!  Yup ... you guessed it ... with the pics still on there!  I hate when that happens!  DH has promised to move the scanner for me ... but may have to get Amy to snap pics & send to me now that she has possesion of them.

I've taken on a new project for work ... seems my last big card was such a hit ... that I was asked to do another for the next big event ... Diane's wedding!

Speaking of Roller Coasters ... her life has been one too the past few years ... especially having to go through her mother's cancer fight ... then her passing after losing the fight ... so it was fabulous when she told us that she & Les were formally engaged & going to get married in August ... in Jamaica no less!

You know those times when you've found out that someone is going away to some really great place ... and wanted to get taken along packed in their suitcase? ... well ... I finally figured out how that can work!  Via a big card!

I am going to insist that she take us all to Jamaica!  Inside the card I penned a small poem ... and without reiterating it completely now ... suffice it to say that the message conveys that we will be with her as she & Les say their " I do"s.

I'll save a thousand words trying to describe the card ... Mel will get some pics for me to share when it's finished ... so you'll just have to wait a wee while until it's done.

This past week was devistating for my DH.  One of his co-workers ... someone who he's worked closely with for over ten years ... dropped dead from a massive coronary ... a mere 52 years old!  DH turns 51 in a couple of months ... so hit him pretty hard.  Guess it left him feeling his mortality ... as well as the loss of a valued fellow employee.  Pretty much sucks.

And as if that weren't enough to deal with ... my Mom ended up in hospital too with "drug-induced dementia" ... after her doctor changed up her long-time medication!  Seems these changes had an adverse affect & now hospital staff is putting her through a barrage of tests to get her back on track ... she was home briefly ... but ordered back by the doctor for further evaluation.

Lord ... give me strength!

This too shall pass ... but it certainly  increases the stress levels.  The Roller Coaster ride continues!

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